Unformatted text preview: difficulties because a party must have received at least 5 percent of the vote in the previous election in order to qualify for federal funds. Coke and Pepsi The two political parties are a lot like the two giants of the cola world, Coke and Pepsi. Although each wants to win, they both recognize that it is in their mutual interest to keep a third cola from gaining significant market share. Coke and Pepsi, many people have argued, conspire to keep any competitor from gaining ground. For example, in supermarkets, cola displays at the end of the aisles are often given over to Coke for six months of the year and Pepsi for the other six. Competitors such as Royal Crown face an extremely difficult challenge. The Democrats and the Republicans function in much the same way....
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- Winter '09
- Government, third-party candidates, Political parties in the United States, National Statesmen Party